Essential Reads

How Education Research Can Track Intrapersonal Changes

By APA Division 15 on April 25, 2017 in PsychEd
Education research should focus on situations and processes, not just on differences between groups of people. Intrapersonal research advocates personalized approaches to learning.

Intelligence, Education, Personality, and Social Mobility

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in In One Lifespan
What predicts upward social mobility? We identified four important factors—education, intelligence, higher openness and lower neuroticism.

The Science of Religion for Everyone

Why insist that religion is immune from scientific study when cognitive and evolutionary theories have already made great strides in explaining a wide array of religious phenomena?

Interdisciplinary Education and the Student Voice

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on April 20, 2017 in In One Lifespan
Interdisciplinary education and practice implies certain qualities. Students highlight the importance of four qualities: openness, creativity, bridging, and perspective-taking.

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4 Ways to Finish the Semester Strong

By Joel Minden, PhD on April 24, 2017 in CBT and Me
Overwhelmed by the last few weeks before finals? Some simple changes can have a big impact.

On Writing Systems

How different is it for children learning to read in a language that is not English? It may depend on the characteristics of the writing system that the language is written in.

How Smart Is My Child?

By Stuart Shanker DPhil on April 24, 2017 in Self-Reg
When we measure a child’s “intelligence,” the score we arrive at is a product of the interaction between thinking processes and limbic brakes.
C.M. Coolidge, A Friend in Need / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

Are You a Good Critical Thinker?

A proposal about what it is to be a good critical thinker. And a totally unscientific quiz to test your critical thinking skills.

What Are the Proper Purposes of a System of Schooling?

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
Our compulsory school system was designed, long ago, for very specific purposes. Those purposes may now be outdated. What should be the purposes of a system of schooling today?

Norma

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about the ethics of stealing from the powerful.

Are Academic Articles Getting Harder to Read?

Find reading academic articles painful? You're not alone.

Learning How to Tease and Be Teased

By Nick Luxmoore on April 22, 2017 in Young People Up Close
Young people spend hours teasing each other and being teased. Why? Why do they do it? And how do they learn when to stop?

What Is the Difference Between Conflict and Bullying?

Gratuitous references to bullying will create a “boy who cried wolf” phenomenon in which adults no longer act with urgency to protect the children who need them most.

Consciously Consuming Media and Narratives

By Barnet Bain on April 20, 2017 in Doing and Being
Are messages and media wearing you down? Here are some ways to approach it.

Renewing War-Torn Communities Through Forgiveness Education

Might forgiveness education be the missing piece to the peace puzzle?

What Test-Takers Share With Ejected Airline Passengers

By Alfie Kohn on April 18, 2017 in The Homework Myth
The reason United can oversell its seats (and drag people off its planes) is related to why student exams are standardized: The focus isn't on excellence but on winning

Furthering the Discussion on FAT: Fear Not

Ingesting fat is feared because of links to weight gain by people with eating disorders and those who don’t have an eating disorder. Addressing confusion and misrepresentation.

The Tyranny of Musts and Shoulds

Irrational beliefs that can disrupt a marriage.

The Future of This Nation Depends on Teachers

The future of this nation is largely in the hands of teachers at all levels. Interested in making a positive difference? Then support education as if the future depends on it.

Rabble Rouser Goes Twitter

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on April 16, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
Scientific psychology, social psychology, scientific dysfunction, the psychology of scientific integrity, science reform, in a nutshell, on a daily basis.
Lori Russell-Chapin

Does Neurocounseling Education Impact Age Differently?

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on April 15, 2017 in Brain Waves
Is it possible that neurocounseling and bridging brain and behavior can help us live more effectively and be helpful for any age group?
National Center for Education Statistics/U.S. Department of Education. Retrieve from https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator_cnb.asp

Why Do Students of Color Feel Like an Imposter in School?

Do students of color have perceptions of intelligence? Some thoughts on feeling like an imposter

Learning to Love the Mat

By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on April 10, 2017 in All about Anxiety
You can expect to end up on the mat repeatedly. But the less you worry about being thrown to the mat, the less likely you are to end up there.

Memories From a One-Room Country School

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to a school with all eight grades under one roof with no electricity or phone and where everyone drank from same dipper?

The Tutor

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 07, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story.

College Graduation Reference Confidential

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in Head of the Class
Letters of reference or recommendation are important for future jobs or post-graduate educational opportunities—secure them now, not later.

Learning to Live With Pain

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on April 05, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Are there effective ways for people to deal with chronic pain? A new research study examines how resilient pain patients can truly be in coping with their symptoms.

Superhero Psychology Resources

Students and journalists keep requesting info on superhero psychology. These sources use psychology to look at superhero fiction and use the fiction to explain real psychology.

Harvard, Schmarvard

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 05, 2017 in How To Do Life
The case against highly selective colleges and graduate schools.

You Use "You" to Make Meaning Out of Misery

A recent study shows that a perennial pet peeve of English teachers actually serves a useful psychological function.

Are You Taking an Anti-Love Drug?

Before writing off the idea of a love drug, you might be surprised to learn how some common drugs are already affecting the bio-chemical bases of love.
Felix Burton/Flickr

Believing in Change for More Than Good Grades

By Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D. on April 03, 2017 in Nudging Ahead
Efforts to foster growth mindsets have taken hold in higher education. But it might be time for us to think beyond growth mindsets to help college students thrive.

The Savage Empathy of Safe Spaces

Empathetic professors who subscribe to the invention that words equal violence, and that hearing certain views is a threat to students' "humanity" can do incalculable damage.